Sunday, August 30
Monday, August 31
The oil industry uses fiber optic sensing to improve the effectiveness of well completions, to diagnose well and near-wellbore integrity, and to gain insights into well operations to improve production and recovery. This session will be a moderated forum to shed light on the value realized from fiber optic sensing, identify opportunities for additional application of this technology, and review strategies for its implementation. Additionally, this panel of experts will address real and perceived gaps in and roadblocks to wider application of fiber optic sensing. The general audience will be welcomed to participate in these discussions.
Seismic applications of DAS, particularly timelapse VSP's and microseismic, continue to grow with enhancement of the sensitivity of the DAS interrogation system, advent of engineered fibers and advancement in our experiences with fiber deployment methods. Utility of DAS for microseismic, slow crosswell strain and frac monitoring can provide a cost effective solution to address multiple objectives. This session will explore case histories, lessons learned, new advances and value of application to both conventional and unconventional reservoirs as well as shallow SAGD applications.
Recent incidents involving pipelines has raised awareness of the need for better methods to prevent and mitigate potential problems related to the transportation of hydrocarbons. The adoption of distributed fiber optic sensing technologies to monitor wellbores, pipelines, flowlines and facilities could provide better solutions and improve public perceptions. This session will explore the case histories, lessons learned, and explore the solutions to asset integrity and flow assurance issues in the upstream and midstream markets. These issues include the impact of installation practice on performance, event detection issues and tradeoffs, and new features and capabilities.
Fiber optic sensing provides us huge amount of data to gain insights into oil & gas exploration and production. To achieve this goal, it needs to have proper strategy and workflow to ensure desired data is collected at the right time and under the right settings, guarantee data quality during acquisition, transferring, storing and processing, as well as timely conversion of the raw data into information and a format that the decision maker can readily use. This session will show examples of strategies and decision-making workflows that are utilized to align design with business, as well as the innovations in interoperability between various suppliers, use of standards, data management, data visualization, and data analytics.
Tuesday, September 01
This session will address both emergent and enabling technologies that advance the use of fiber-optic monitoring in the oilfield. Emergent fiber-optic technologies from other industries can lead to new oil & gas applications as well as improve the economics and lower the risks associated with fiber-optic deployment. Enabling technologies bring previously separate technologies together to create new optical solutions. This session will focus on those newly introduced optical sensing technologies and methodologies that have the greatest potential to impact the oil and gas business.
This session will present examples of stimulation monitoring using distributed sensing methods utilizing fiber optics sensing. These diagnostics are critical for evaluating completion effectiveness in wells with multiple treatment intervals to determine volume distribution along a wellbore. Inflow distributions are also presented to illustrate relative flow contributions from each interval, and within intervals, and the dynamic flow behavior with time. This session will also focus on decision making that leads to optimized completions/asset development.
Fiber-Optic/Distributed Sensing technologies have been in use in the oil & gas industry for over 20 years, both for in-well and facilities/pipeline applications. Increased adoption over time has highlighted a number of challenges - high on the list is getting systems (fiber in particular) successfully deployed in the wellbore to collect the required measurements. This session will focus on the most recent advances in hardware, methods and processes that are being developed to further improve in-well fiber deployment capabilities.
Wednesday, September 02
This session aims to showcase new optical sensing technologies and methodologies, whether specifically designed for E&P or coming from other industries. A special focus will be placed on demonstrating how the implementation of those technologies can bring significant value to fiber-optic deployment and use and how they can unlock new applications for reservoir surveillance, operations evaluation, and well interventions. The session will also illustrate how integration of various types of measurements can be leveraged to improve the economics and lower the risks of O&G operations.
With increasing use of distributed sensing over the past decade, it is desired that currently available qualitative observations are transformed into quantified measures such as rates, distances, and phase distribution. This session will let attendees share and discuss leading work in quantitative interpretation solutions for measurements in the pipe, well, and near wellbore.